Well-being and problematic Facebook use

SATICI S. A., Uysal R.

Computers in Human Behavior, vol.49, pp.185-190, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.03.005
  • Journal Name: Computers in Human Behavior
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-190
  • Keywords: Flourishing, Life satisfaction, Problematic Facebook use, Subjective happiness, Subjective vitality, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, SELF-ESTEEM, SUBJECTIVE VITALITY, LIFE SATISFACTION, INTERNET USE, ADDICTION, HEALTH, ADOLESCENTS, LONELINESS, TURKISH
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


© 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.Social networking sites are getting more widespread online communication forms all over the world. Especially adolescents and emerging adults use these sites to make connection, and share something. Although, Facebook is one of the most popular sites, research is still in nascent phase on the excessive use of Facebook. Hence, it is fundamental to determine potential predictors of overuse of Facebook. The present study investigated the relationship between well-being and problematic Facebook use. Participants were 311 university students [179(58%) female, 132(42%) male, Mage = 20.86 years, SD = 1.61] who completed the questionnaire packet including the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (Andreassen, Torsheim, Brunborg, & Pallesen, 2012), the Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), the Subjective Vitality Scale (Ryan & Frederick, 1997), the Flourishing Scale (Diener et al., 2010), and the Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper, 1999). A stepwise regression analyses was used with four independent variables (life satisfaction, subjective vitality, flourishing, and subjective happiness) to explain variance in problematic Facebook use. The results showed that life satisfaction, subjective vitality, flourishing, and subjective happiness were significant negative predictors of problematic Facebook use. The significance and limitations of the results are discussed.